Ciara Sotto

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Ciara Sotto
Born Ciara Anna Gamboa Sotto-Oconer
(1980-07-02) July 2, 1980 (age 35)
Makati City, Philippines
Occupation Actress, singer, host
Years active 1992–present

Ciara Anna Gamboa Sotto-Oconer (born July 2, 1980) is a Filipina actress and singer.

Personal life[edit]

She is the youngest daughter of actress Helen Gamboa and actor and senator Tito Sotto. She is first cousins with Sharon Cuneta (their mothers are sisters) and first niece with KC Concepcion. She is also cousins with Danica and Oyo Boy Sotto. She is three-eighths Cebuano and one-eighth Chinese (her father's side),[1] and one-fourth Kapampangan, one-eighth Spanish, and one-eighth American (her mother's side).[2]

At age 6, Sotto made her first appearance on Eat Bulaga! and became one of the show's regular hosts from 2005 to 2007. Before she became a regular host at Eat Bulaga, she was a member of former teen-oriented drama T.G.I.S., produced by Viva Television and GMA Network. During her teenage years, Sotto together with cousin Danica Sotto and Jocas de Leon, had a regular Saturday production number in Eat Bulaga!. They were dubbed as the "Ang TVJ (Tito, Vic and Joey) Kids." During her stint in Eat Bulaga!, she was paired with co-host Paolo Ballesteros and were together dubbed "CiaPao."

In 2008, Sotto launched her album entitled If You Love Me. She said that she was involved in different aspects of the album's production. The album contains songs written by her father and Tito Sotto with Vic Sotto along with Joey de Leon doing the back-up vocals of one song. This is Sotto's second album and it is produced and distributed by Sony BMG Music. She is currently married to her non-showbiz boyfriend Jojo Oconer.



Year Title Role Network
1995-1999 T.G.I.S. Regina "Rain" Abrera GMA Network
1997-1999 Growing Up Regina "Rain" Abrera
1998 Halik Sa Apoy Adelle
1999 Di Ba't Ikaw Grace
2001 Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan Barbara Wilwayco ABS-CBN
2003 Buttercup Sheryl Bala
2004 Magpakailanman Various GMA Network
2004-2012 Eat Bulaga! Herself/Co-Host
2005 Love to Love: Love-an O Bawi Princess
2006 Love to Love: Best Friends Samantha/Sam
2007 Now and Forever: Dangal Celestine
2009 Darna Selena/Babaeng Apoy
2010 Talentadong Pinoy Celebrity Talentado Champion TV5
2011 Star Confessions Sfazhiva
2012 Valiente young Luming
Walang Hanggan young Margaret Montenegro ABS-CBN
Wansapanataym: Magic Shoes Janine
2013-2014 Madam Chairman Jingle TV5
2014 Forevermore Lizel Del Valle ABS-CBN
2015 Bridges of Love Vanessa Romano
Princess in the Palace Daphne Jacinto GMA Network


Year Title Role Film Production
1985 Mama Said Papa Said I Love You Ciara Regal Films
1997 TGIS the Movie Rain Abrera Viva Films
1999 Sumigaw Ka Hanggang Gusto Mo - Viva Films
2000 'Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin Sheryl World Arts Cinema
2000 Minsan, Minahal Kita Mary Ann Star Cinema
2009 Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love Carol Uy Regal Entertainment
2010 White House Angeligue Regal Entertainment
2011 Enteng Ng Ina Mo Trainors Star Cinema
2014 Where I Am King


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Pangilinan, Sharon C. "The Wonder Years". Retrieved 18 July 2013. 

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